The 2018 Chinese New Year Lantern Festival is announced today to launch on 22-26 February 2018 in celebration of the year of dog, free entry.
Chinese New Year is no doubt a golden opportunity for a lot of retail businesses to cash in, but for Australia’s Department of Agriculture it is identified as a heightened risk target.
With a large volume of Chinese travellers coming to Australia to visit family and friends during the Chinese New Year, a strong culture of giving food as gifts puts Quarantine inspectors under huge pressure at the international airports. Cultural differences and language barriers have added complexity to the problem.
The Department of Agriculture has been conducting awareness campaigns for some years, but it takes a lot more than that to tackle this problem. [Read more…] about Chinese New Year – Not an Easy Time for Australian International Airports
Dumplings are such a beloved food in Australia that we even have a national annual dumpling eating championship. The competition this year was held in Pitt Street Mall, Sydney, on 2nd February during the Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year is not only just about celebration, but it is also a time to look back at the history of the Chinese descendants in Australia to better understand the Chinese Australian community.
If you ask a Chinese living in China about fortune cookies, s/he may have no idea about what they are. While outside of China, fortune cookies are considered as a common Chinese dessert to end a meal in a Chinese restaurant, and with a bit fun for the secret message in it.